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Old 2011-03-26, 01:54   Link #49
Guardian Enzo
Seishu's Ace
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Kobe, Japan
If we're at the point where the last real bastion of "art for art's sake" in anime has to resort to straight commercialism, maybe we really are at the end. Hourou Musuko is a phenomenal show - a masterpiece - and Fractale damn good and underrated. We have 30-40 other series every season that are driven primarily by financial considerations. Can't we have two that just try to be good?

I don't begrudge the producers and networks from trying to make money, even with NoitaminA. It just kills me that we can't celebrate the fact that almost every series the block has aired in the last year has been anywhere from very good to sublime. I guess in anime as in every other commercial artistic enterprise quality doesn't matter - that's no surprise, but it was nice to think that there was one hour where it still did. C'est la vie.
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